It will be a summer of great sounds and good eats in Paramount Park on select Thursday evenings with free concerts combined with a Food Truck Row. The musical lineup will feature an assortment of styles and there will be a mix of savory and sweet offerings for sale from a variety of cuisine-mobiles.
The City of Paramount would like to remind you that we have a "zero tolerance" illegal-fireworks ordinance with the following restrictions:
* Only Safe and Sane fireworks can be set off anywhere in the City on July 3rd and July 4th only. Setting them off on any other date can result in a $250 fine.
* You must be 16 years or older to buy Safe and Sane fireworks.
Only Safe and Sane fireworks are allowed in Paramount. All others - like bottle rockets, firecrackers and M80s - are illegal.
Violation of the above restrictions, and use of illegal fireworks, can result in a fine up to $1,000.
Please clean up after the fun so the streets of Paramount aren't left a mess. For more information please call (562) 220-2002.
The Paramount Farmers Market is open every Friday at Progress Park from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., 15500 Downey Ave.
It features fresh fruits and vegetables, and a variety of other food items. Vendors also accept EBT.
There is plenty of parking and Progress Park is a stop for the Easy Rider shuttle. For more information, please call (562) 220-2121.
The 13th Annual scholarship fundraiser for the Paramount Education Partnership (PEP) was a rousing success, with more than $106,000 donated to help Paramount college students achieve their educational dreams. Special thanks and appreciation are due to the following generous donors:
The Office of Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe
Weber Metals, Otto Fuchs Aerospace Group
Marukan Vinegar (USA), Inc.
Paramount Petroleum Corporation, Inc.
Don & Sherry Tomeo
FENICO Precision Casting, Inc.
Thanks to the generosity of the donors listed above, the following Paramount students have received a PEP college scholarship for 2016. Congratulations to:
The City of Paramount will be honoring our brave men and women who are serving in the military by creating a "Boulevard of Heroes" with streetlight banners along a section of Paramount Blvd.
In order to qualify as an honoree, the individual must be a current member of the U.S. Armed Forces (Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, Coast Guard, Reserve, and National Guard) and a resident of Paramount. Or they must have lived in Paramount prior to joining the military and currently have an immediate family member in town.
Applications for the recognition are available at City Hall, the City Yard, the Paramount Park Community Center, and the Sheriff's Station. There is no fee to apply. You will need to provide proof of Paramount residency and a copy of the service member's military identification card.
Canning Hunger is a non-profit organization that has received a permit from the City to approach single-family homes in Paramount about repainting curb address numbers. Canning Hunger employees will wear an orange shirt, carry ID, and have a copy of the City permit.
They are allowed to ask for voluntary donations, which the group then uses to provide free meals for the needy, as well as housing and job training for folks in transitional living facilities.
If you have questions or need to report a problem, call 1-800-354-FOOD (3663).
The City is providing its annual low-cost vaccinations for all dogs and cats in the community at two special "Vaccine-A-Thons" this summer. The first will be Wednesday, June 15, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.; the second will be held Wednesday, July 20, also from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. They will take place at Paramount Park, 14410 Paramount Blvd.
Photographs taken at City events and gatherings are now available for viewing on the website SmugMug. You can find the Paramount "gallery" at www.cityofparamount.smugmug.com.
We have hundreds of photos from the most recent Halloween Carnival and all of the City's holiday events. And they can be downloaded for free. Click on the photo, then hit the download icon at the bottom right part of the screen. Enjoy!
A line up of Paramount productions - from the city, not the movie studio - is now on the video-streaming website YouTube. Shows highlight such things as public presentations at City Council meetings, special community events, an oral history of the our town, and other Paramount profiles. Click this link to visit www.youtube.com/cityofparamount.
The City of Paramount has prepared its draft Citizen Participation Plan in accordance with U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) regulations. The publication of this notice is the beginning of the 30-day public review period. The public review and written comment period begins Friday, July 1, 2016 and runs through Tuesday, August 2, 2016. For more information in both English and Spanish, please click these links.
On January 28, 2016, the Oversight Board for the Successor Agency for the Paramount Redevelopment Agency approved the Recognized Obligations Payment Schedule (ROPS) for the period of July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017. The ROPS was submitted to the California Department of Finance for review.
Additional information about the elimination of redevelopment agencies can be found on the California Department of Finance's website.